Real Estate

UK based Property Finance Platform LendInvest Claims it’s Well-Prepared to Deal with New COVID-19 Lockdown Measures

UK-based LendInvest, a property finance platform, has reportedly told its investors that it’s well-prepared to deal with new lockdown measures. This, after making upgrades to its business processes, risk mitigation efforts and various financial metrics during the lockdown enforced in March of last year. The… Read More

GROUNDFLOOR Launches Pilot Program to Encourage Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Growth in Atlanta

  Real estate crowdfunding platform GROUNDFLOOR announced earlier this week a new pilot program to spur the development of more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the Atlanta jurisdictions. According to GROUNDFLOOR, the initiative is designed to support developers who seek financing for the renovation or new construction… Read More

Uma Rajah: CEO at CapitalRise, a UK based Prime Property Lending Platform, Reveals how Company Is Scaling its Business Model

We recently caught up with Uma Rajah, CEO and Co-founder at CapitalRise, a UK-based prime property lending platform. CapitalRise is an investment platform that seeks quality over quantity with just 2% of deals being approved by the platform. Sophisticated or high net worth investors may… Read More

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that Powers Online Capital Formation, to Offer New Crowdfunding Product

ShareIn, an Edinburgh based Fintech that powers online capital formation, will be providing a new crowdfunding product in response to growing demand from its clients, according to the company. This, as the white labelling platform begins to pivot away from its role of serving as… Read More

Private Capital Markets Present the “Greatest Opportunities” for Tokenized Digital Assets, According to Industry Professionals

Mike Kühnel, Partner, Frankfurt at Bain & Company, Thomas Olsen, Partner, New York at Bain & Company, John Fildes, Expert Partner, Sydney at Bain, and Karl Gridl, Senior Manager, Zurich at Bain, have all co-authored a brief, titled “For Digital Assets, Private Markets Offer the… Read More

Digital Mortgage Platform Stavvy Announces Integration With Encompass Digital Lending Platform

    Stavvy, a digital mortgage platform, announced this week its eSigning and eClose solutions are now available through ICE Mortgage Technology’s Encompass Digital Lending Platform. According to Stavvy, the integration allows lenders to access the solutions directly through Encompass’ platform to drive quality and efficiency… Read More

Digital Mortgage-Servicing Platform Brace Secures $15.7 Million Through Series B Investment Round Led By Canvas Ventures

  Brace, a U.S.-based digital mortgage-servicing platform, announced on Tuesday it secured $15.7 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Canvas Ventures and included participation from Point72 Ventures and Crosslink Capital. This investment comes less than a year after Brace raised… Read More

Tokenized Real Estate Market Cap Stood at $25.75 Million+ with $179,000+ in Trading Volume for Dec 2020: Report

The team at Security Token Market (STM), which is focused on re-inventing capital markets with blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-based security tokens, has published its December 2020 Real Estate Market Report. The Security Token Market team notes that their website, stomarket.com, hosts live-trading data… Read More

P2P Lending Platform Blend Network Investor Says Housing or Real Estate is Really Important to UK Economy and for Financial Well-Being

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, recently shared comments and feedback from one of their lenders. UK-based Blend Network notes that a platform lender (investor) “Maria,” has spent most of her career working in management roles and… Read More

John Goodall, CEO at Landbay, a UK-based Digital Buy-to-Let Finance Platform, Claims he has “No Regrets” Leaving P2P Lending Sector

John Goodall, CEO at Landbay, a UK-based online finance platform for buy to let mortgages, claims that he has “no regrets” about leaving the retail peer-to-peer (P2P) lending business. The digital buy-to-let finance platform is now completely focused on institutional lending (since December 2019). Landbay… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding vs. Stocks: Risks and Returns

With plenty of options out there, choosing which investment opportunity is right for you is a potential minefield. You can look into the traditional market investments such as stocks and mutual funds, but there is also the burgeoning real estate crowdfunding market to consider. This… Read More

Proptech Brickowner Tops £500,000 on Seedrs

Brickowner, a property investment platform has closed on a funding round on Seedrs that topped £500,000, according to a note from the company. Brickonwer has leveraged the services of Seedrs for several years now, first in 2016 when the Proptech raised £100,000. Brickowner allows investors… Read More

Switzerland based Proptech Firm Properti Received 580 Applications Last Year, and Ended 2020 with 508 Active Properties

Levent Künzi, Co-founder and CEO of Properti, a technology-driven real estate firm focused on modernizing residential real estate in Europe, has shared the company’s key milestones from last year in an annual review 2020 update. Künzi confirmed that Properti handled CHF 69 million (appr. $77.52… Read More

P2P Property Lending Platform Blend Network Reports Strong Q4 2020, Says COVID Vaccine Announcement led to Stock Market Rally

The team at Blend Network, an online peer to peer (P2P) property lending platform, notes in its latest monthly market pulse report that one of the very few, seemingly positive headlines of this year is Britain becoming the first country to license a “fully tested”… Read More

Solid Block and INX Plan Listing of Real Estate Backed Securities Tokens

SolidBlock and INX Ltd. have announced plans to list SolidBlock’s real estate backed security tokens on the INX trading platform. INX is a digital asset trading platform, as well as a token issuer. SolidBlock, based in Tel Aviv and NYC, is a tokenization platform. According… Read More

Update: Assetz Exchange to Close Latest Seedrs Funding Round With Nearly £300,000 Raised

    UK property crowdfunding platform Assetz Exchange is set to close its latest equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs with nearly £300,000 raised from more than 300 Seedrs investors. Assetz is now offering 5.25% in equity at a £5 million pre-money valuation through the funding round,  As… Read More

Netherlands based Digital Bank Bunq Saw its Mortgages Portfolio Expand by 400% in 6 Months

Dutch banking challenger Bunq has reportedly managed to grow its mortgage portfolio by 400% within six months. Bunq began offering mortgages to Dutch clients in July 2020. The digital bank has teamed up with third-party broker, asset manager NN IP, in order to provide these… Read More

UK based P2P Lender Proplend Claims it Almost Reached Profitability in 2020 Despite COVID-19

Brian Bartaby, CEO at Proplend, a UK-based peer to peer (P2P) lender, has stated that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about how the platform will perform in 2021 after almost managing to reach profitability this year despite COVID-19 related challenges. Bartaby added that Proplend, which mainly focuses… Read More

Prime Property Lending Platform CapitalRise Now on Track to Reach £100 Million Lending Milestone, but Still Recorded Losses

CapitalRise, an online platform for prime property lending and investing, confirmed that it has issued £92 million in loans and is now on track to hit its £100 million lending milestone at some point early next year. This, after seeing a significant increase in demand… Read More

Brickowner, a Property Investment Platform, Hires Former Barclays Executive

Brickowner, a property investment platform, has selected Kenneth Green as Head of Compliance, according to a note from the Proptech. Green is a former Barclays executive with over 10 years of experience providing compliance and risk advice to financial services firms. Green said he is… Read More

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